Corel Video Studio Review

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Overview
Good

Good for beginners and experienced video editors; plenty of filters, effects and templates; multiple editing tracks; supports latest video formats; easy to use

Bad

Nothing much to complain except it could have offered more than one main video editing track

Overall

Corel Video Studio is a cost-effective, feature-rich video editing program. It is easy to use and does not require a steep learning curve. This makes it a perfect choice for the beginners. At the same time, it comes bundled with wealth of advanced features suited for more experienced users.

Detailed Review

Corel Video Studio has been designed primarily for the beginners. But if you would look at it closely, you will find that it has many tools any professional editor could ask for. It is important for a video editing program to ensure easy access to the basic editing features. Beginners and experienced both extensively need to use the functions such as trim, clip, crop, and more. Corel Video Studio makes such tasks extremely easy.

The quality of the video editing software can be determined to a great deal by the effects library it offers. Filters, titles, transitions, templates, and audio effects are the integral part of any video editing package. Corel Video Studio has nearly 1,500 preset filters and effects to choose from. It has plenty of transition effects to add between two clips. There are special effects to make your videos more dramatic. These filter and effects are useful for beginners and experienced alike as you could get desired results in little time.

Video Tracks

The ability to edit multiple tracks at the same time makes Corel Video Studio more than just the software for beginners. With more than 30 editing tracks, you can create complex, professional quality videos. One track is for the primary video and the others are for video overlays, audio, title, and voice. There is one thing to note. While it is possible to create professional looking videos, it is not always easy. This is because there is only one track for the main video. As an experienced user, who needs to work on multiple primary tracks, this could be a bit frustrating.  

Templates

Corel Video Studio a tab labeled Instant Project. This tab is home to a variety of templates for a wide range of video production projects. You will find the templates for various instances during video editing. Video Studio has also made it easy to use the templates. All you need to do is drag and drop the desired template onto your timeline at the right place. Once it is there, you can fill it up with the video clips and other elements. Templates allow you to create high quality videos in a short time.

Advanced Tools

Corel Video Studio is a pretty good option for the experienced video editors who wish to create professional-grade videos without spending a lot of money on the video editor software. There are plenty of advanced tools and controls to help you create high quality videos. Video Studio offers a variety of controls for colour correction, colour grading and colour balance. You can trim multiple clips at a time and also control the speed of playback. Upon exploring the software further, you will also discover several high-end functions such as multi-cam support, chroma key and motion tracking.

Ease of Use

Corel Video Studio definitely stands out from the rest as far as ease of use is concerned. It offers an intuitive workflow with the controls and elements nicely laid out. Even if you do not know much about video editing, it will not take too long to get a hang of it. You can edit the videos in both storyboard and timeline mode allowing you more accurate editing.

Corel has tried to make things even easier for the beginners. For instance, it incorporates the FastFlick Movie Maker in Video Studio that lets you create slideshows and movies in just three steps. All you need to do is pick a template of your choice, add the desired media and then just export it to save on your computer or share with others.

Audio Tools

Corel Video Studio dedicates multiple editing tracks to the sound. You could easily import the audio to the program and edit it alongside the video. Video Studio also packs wealth of audio tools to ensure high quality audio. It lets you easily normalize the audio from different sources. You can maintain the audio consistency by balancing the audio levels through the entire editing track or for the selected video clips.

A movie maker has to ensure that the dialogues are clear and fully audible. The audio ducking feature of Video Studio automatically lowers the ambient sound during the dialogue. But, you can also manually control and balance the sound using the controls.

Corel Video Studio also has a pretty decent library of royalty-free soundtracks. You can pick the soundtrack most suited for your movie and add to the timeline. The tracks adjust automatically to the movie length. You can also control their span and add different tracks at different times.

Support for wide range of formats

Video Studio has kept up to date with the latest devices and formats. The modern video recording devices uses HEVC H.265 format, H.264, XAVC S and much more. Video Studio offers support to all. You can also edit and create videos in HD as well as 4K resolution.

Conclusion

Corel Video Studio may appear as the video editor for beginners, it packs plenty of tools for experienced editors as well. As expected, it has all the basic editing features and a wealth of advanced features too. It lets you add multiple tracks, supports all the latest formats, and has useful audio features.

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